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LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE'S STUDENT NEWSPAPER 

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Volume 81, No. 5 



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October 2, 2013 



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Student writer Marquis Bey '14 
discusses his time at LVC, his 
writing influences, and his books. 



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Perspectives 

Students weigh in on the worth 
of Alcohol Awareness Week. 

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LVC Receives Community Service Award 

LVC Recognized at National Gathering in Washington, DC 



Danielle Cook '17 

Staff Writer 

LVC certainly has a reason 
to celebrate. Last Monday, 
September 23, President Lewis 
Thayne and Chaplain Paul 
Fullmer, Director of Service 
and Volunteerism, travelled to 
Washington, DC, to accept an 
award in recognition of LVC 
being included on the President s 
Higher Education Community 
Service Honor Roll in March. 

"It was a privilege to represent 
the College at this important 
event at the White House," 
remarks Thayne. 

Every year since its founding in 
2006, the Honor Roll recognizes 
the colleges and universities 
that have played the greatest 

See SERVICE AWARD | Page 3 




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LVC Starts Chapter of National Leadership Society 



Marie Gorman '17 

Staff Writer 

The National Society of 
Leadership and Success (Sigma 
Alpha Pi) is a service-based 
leadership symposium that uses 
local, collegiate-level chapters 
to create positive change 
within local communities. 
While attending a conference 
for Student Affairs, Associate 
Director of Student Activities 
Todd Snovel felt that the Society's 
ideals would serve to enhance 
Lebanon Valley Colleges 
hallmark humanitarianism. 
After completing the application 
and approval processes, Snovel 
established a permanent chapter 
of the society that is in its 
inaugural year at LVC. 



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Six hundred applications were 
sent out to students who met the 
following criteria: sophomores, 
juniors, or seniors with an above 
average class standing, 3.0 GPA, 




and engagement in at least one 
on-campus activity. Snovels goal 
was to receive an affirmative 
response from at least fifty 



students; the four hundred 
members that are currently 
undergoing leadership training 
"totally blew expectations out of 
the water," he says. 

An affiliation with the 
society allows LVC to establish 
a permanent chapter of the 
National Society for Leadership 
and Success and gives the college 
the tools for students to go 
through the leadership training. 

At present members are 
undergoing a specialized 
leadership training day, where 
they will build on preexisting 
abilities with the six key tenets 
of the Society's program. To 
compliment this, they will 
then attend speeches by three 

See LEADERSHIP | Page 2 



LVC Student in 
Hospital After 
Being Hit by Car 

From Staff Reports 




Photo courtesy of Chris Black x 14 

An LVC senior injured when 
the bicycle he was riding was 
struck by a vehicle over the 
weekend has been transferred 
out of the Intensive Care Unit of 
the Penn State Milton S. Hershey 
Medical Center. 

Vice President of Student 
Affairs and Dean of Students 
Gregory H. Krikorian said 
Tuesday that Stephen Goodman 
'14 is no longer in the ICU. 

Goodman, who is from 
Gettysburg, was riding his 
bicycle at the intersection of 
W. Sheridan Ave. and Rt. 934 
when the accident occurred. 
Director of Public Safety Brent 
A. Oberholtzer said the accident 
occurred shortly before 1 a.m. 
Sunday. 

The Annville Twp. Police 
Department, which is 
investigating the accident, 
refused to release any details, 
saying only that the driver of the 
vehicle stopped and remained at 
the scene of the accident. 

See GOODMAN | Page 3 




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New; 



Derickson As Unusual Bedrooms Create Issues for Students 



Hannah Stone '16 

Staff Writer 
Mi c heal Moll '14 

Contributing Writer 

Students at Lebanon 
Valley College who live in the 
Derickson A apartments might 
find themselves living in quiet 
unconventional bedrooms. 

Derickson A is one of the top 
housing choices here at LVC, 
and many students love what the 
apartments have to offer. 

"Derickson A was definitely 
my top choice! Its a good in- 
between step before going out 
into the real world/' says 
Sarah Wannlund '14. 
"The benefit of Derickson 
A is that it gives you an 
opportunity to be in a 
more independent living 
situation, but it also gives 
you the security of having 
an authority figure that 
you can talk to if you have 
issues about anything 
apartment-related." 

Although many favor 
the Derickson apartments over 
other living options offered, 
some students say they have 
reasons to complain. 

Several students have issues 
with the size of the apartments' 
bedrooms. "I hate living in this 
room. I'm a senior in college 
and the only way I am able to 
have two beds in this room they 
call a bedroom is to have them 
bunked," says Malik Pedroso 
'14. "My roommate and I had 
to move his desk into the living 
room and my dresser into the 
hallway closet in order to not be 
too cramped living in this room." 



Not only do students have 
complaints about the size of 
the bedrooms, many also raise 
the issue of a lack of privacy 
in apartment bedrooms. It is 
estimated that about twelve of 
the fifteen apartments within 
Derickson A have a bedroom 
without a door, and many 
bedrooms in the apartments 
have at least one wall that doesn't 
reach the ceiling. 

"I dislike the fact that there 
is an incomplete wall, and no 
door for my room. I feel like I 
lose the aspect of privacy which 




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people are supposed to have in a 
bedroom," says Matthew Roupe 
'14. "It allows for people to 
enter my room when they please 
and for sounds to travel easily 
through my room when I'm 
trying to study or sleep, which is 
a huge inconvenience." 

"I find it difficult studying 
in my room because it sounds 
like the people in the living 
room, who are talking at a 
normal volume, are next to you 
screaming," says Pedroso. 

Students have also said 
that the lack of doors in the 
apartments makes it hard for 



them to even have the privacy 
to change clothes in their own 
bedrooms. Since other people 
are able to walk in and out of 
their rooms as they please, many 
students understandably cite this 
as a huge issue. Both Roupe and 
Pedroso have resorted to putting 
up a curtain in their doorway to 
try to attain some privacy. 

Why was Derickson A 
designed and constructed 
this way? "The College used 
[Derickson A] as a science 
building for a period of time 
prior to 1982 when the original 
Garber Science Center 
was opened," says Bob 
Riley, Vice President 
of Administration and 
Information Technology. 
"It housed the 
Maintenance Department 
(now called Facilities) 
and the Campus Security 
I Office starting in the 
early to mid-1980s. It 
was later renovated into 
condos intended for the 
general public but was 
converted into apartments when 
LVC needed additional student 
housing in the fall of 1993." 

But why is it that some of 
the bedrooms within Derickson 
A don't have doors or even a 
complete wall? It's uncertain 
why these bedrooms hadn't 
been constructed completely, 
and why they remain this way. 
After asking school officials this 
question, no one had a definite 
answer. Some even answered 
simply, "I don't know." 



H. STONE 
M. MOLL 



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Leadership: New program develops students' leadership skills 



Continued from Page 1 

speakers and work in small 
groups with other members 
to set goals for the coming 
year. Speakers include, but are 
not limited to, celebrities and 
prominent business leaders that 
embody the leadership ideals the 
Society wishes to promote. 

In the spring, students will 
work to realize the objectives 
discussed in the fall through 
service to the community. 
Potential projects, says Snovel, 
"include contacting a local high 
school chapter of the National 



Honor Society about a mentoring 
program, where all students can 
work together to talk about all 
types of leadership issues. They 
will also be able to look at other 
local leadership groups regarding 
service opportunities." The main 
goal of these community service 
projects, however, is to create an 
experience that makes an impact 
on all four hundred members 
and those they interact with, not 
just to provide an opportunity 
for service hours. 

According to Snovel, they 
have "never seen this type of 



response in any program — 
hopefully it sets a precedent 
for students who are able to see 
the benefits of this program and 
wish to continue it." 

Ultimately, this program 
represents a unique aspect of 
the college's progressive mission 
to empower its students to 
create constructive change 
within their local, national, and 
global communities through 
positive characteristics such as 
leadership. 



All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 

********************************************** 

9-23-13 | Mund 

Student was feeling sick. 

9-24-13 | Bishop Library 

Computer used to view inappropriate content. 

9-26-13 | Neidig Garber 

Silver ring was found in second floor bathroom, has been claimed. 

9-26-13 | Parking Lot behind Bishop Library 

Keys with a triple A tag with identifier were found. 

9-27-13 | Neidig Garber 

Stolen property. 

9-28-13 | Leedy Theatre 

Student was ill. 

9-29-13 | Intersection of 934 and Sheridan 

Student struck by vehicle while riding bicycle. 

9-29-13 | Parking Lot behind Neidig Garber 

Intoxicated individual (non-student) found on lower roof of Neidig Garber. 

9-29-13 | Marquette Hall/ C-Store 

Yellow and black bike stolen. 

9-29-13 | Funkhouser 

Medical assistance provided to person with potentially suicidal thoughts. 



Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 



M. GORMAN 



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Corrections & Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to provide readers with complete and ac- 
curate information. To that end, we welcome and encourage noti- 
fication of any mistakes. Readers who wish to submit corrections 
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NEW! 



Service Award: LVC s listing on Honor Roll bodes well for community service 



Continued from Page 1 
roles in helping out their local 
communities. It is a prestigious 
honor: out of the hundreds of 
thousands of higher education 
institutions in the U.S., only 244 
colleges and universities; from as 
far as Guam Community College 
in Mangilao ; Guam, to as close as 
Alvernia University in Reading, 
PA, made it onto the Honor Roll 
this year. 

"In brief, those colleges 
and universities meeting the 
challenge [of performing high 
amounts of community service] 
have been identified as pioneers 
in nurturing broad-based service 
efforts and a rich interfaith 
dialogue on our campuses/ says 
Thayne. 

What does receiving this 
award mean for LVC? The 
biggest effect that this award 
has on the college is that it puts 
LVC on the map, in a way. LVC 
is a small, quiet college that 
a relatively small number of 
people know about, so one of 
President Thaynes main goals 
is to share LVC s good news so 
the rest of the country will know 
about it. 

Though previously the 
college has only appeared in 
the local news, this national 
recognition will help to spread 
the good word about LVC: its 
students are doing good things 
for the broader community. 

The reception in Washington 
occurred this past Monday 
and Tuesday, but receiving the 
award was only one part of the 
trip. A few representatives from 
each institution also learned a 
great deal about new ways to 
get their campuses even more 
involved in community service 
at the Third Annual Gathering 




2013 HONOR ROLL 

The President of the United States of America hereby recognize*} and congratulates 

Lebanon Valley College 

for the extraordinary and exemplaiy community service contribution*) 
of its students, faculty, and staff in meeting critical community and national needs. 



Lay^iha Ware) 
Chair of the Board 
Corporation for Naiiimal aiu> Community Service 



Wenoy Spencer 
Chief lixectithe Officer 
Corporation for No tional and Community Service 




NATIONAL 
COMMUN 
SERVICE* 



Photo courtesy of Chaplain Fullmer 

LVC HONORED FOR SERVICE AT WHITE HOUSE 

LVC was among the 244 colleges and universities included on the 
President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in March 
2013. President Thayne and Chaplain Fullmer hope that LVC's and 
especially its students' achievement will raise broader awareness about the 
College's commitment to community service and enable more opportunities 
for students to participate in community service. 

for the President s Interfaith and is smaller than most of the other 



Community Service Campus 
Challenge. 

One of the most important 
programs present at the 
gathering was Interfaith, which 
brought students of different 
religious beliefs together to work 
on service projects. Thayne and 
Fullmer hope that by initiating 
this program at LVC, they will 
not only raise new opportunities 
for students to get involved 
in community service, but 
also provide opportunities for 
students to learn more about 
each other s beliefs. 

"There are many aspects of 
higher education in America 
where we lead the world," Thayne 
says. "Community service and 
interfaith dialogue are two that 
are not always recognized." 

Hopefully, that will change. 
Winning this award is already a 
huge step in that direction. LVC 



schools that have been awarded 
and is in a more remote location, 
so it is more challenging to 
get student involvement up to 
the level of larger institutions. 
However, Fullmer points out 
that while this was LVC s first 
time making the Honor Roll, "it 
was not unexpected, because the 
students are so exceptional at 
doing community service." 

Indeed they are. Out of 
about 1,950 full-time, part-time, 
and graduate students, 1,409 
students have logged service 
hours, while 875 students have 
over 10 hours. 

Fullmer credits all those 
involved in campus organizations 
for helping LVC to get onto the 
Honor Roll, especially Colleges 
Against Cancer, MiniTHON, 
Special Olympics, and Habitat 
for Humanity. He also extends 
a special thanks to the service 



Goodman: Student 

Continued from Page 1 

There's no information as to 
the extent of Goodman s injuries. 
Krikorian said earlier Tuesday 
that Goodman was moved into 
the ICU following surgery. The 
school official said Goodman 
sustained multiple injuries. 

A number of get well messages 
have been posted on Goodmans 
Facebook page. 

"We're doing everything to 
support the student and the 



out of ICU ; sustained multiple injuries 



family," Krikorian says. 

Krikorian said he has visited 
Goodman and has spoken with 
the family. 

Fellow student and EMT 
Colin Catherman '15 was at the 
scene shortly after Goodman 
was struck and helped stabilize 
Goodman before the ambulance 
arrived. 

"The first thing I did was 
check for breathing and pulse, 
but he was not responsive," 



Catherman says. "Then I made 
sure that his cervical spine was 
stabilized when four bystanders 
helped me rotate the victim onto 
his back. Once on his back I used 
a jaw-thrust maneuver to open 
his airway, while stabilizing his 
cervical spine. Then I waited for 
the ambulance to arrive." 

Goodman is currently an 
Accounting student, though he 
used to study Actuarial Science. 



sororities and fraternities, 
including Alpha Phi Omega and 
Gamma Sigma Sigma, "because 
their service helped us reach our 
goal." 

What is their new goal for 
community service? Thayne 
and Fullmer would love to 
see students becoming more 
involved with Interfaith and 
other community service 
projects. They hope to design 
more opportunities to perform 
service, such as small projects 
with Habitat for Humanity or 
day service trips. 

Fullmer already knows that 14 
students are spending their fall 
break doing a community service 
project in Washington, DC. By 
developing more community 
service opportunities on 
campus, Thayne and Fullmer 
hope that the school can reach its 
new goal of 25,000 community 
service hours. 

Why should students 
become involved in community 
service projects, then? Well, 
for one, many businesses are 
looking for community service 
veterans, because nowadays 
many businesses participate 
in community service projects 
themselves. 

Another reason students 
should become involved in 
community service that service 
is satisfying (like a Snickers) 
and is very meaningful to those 
who do the service. Fullmer 
recalls interacting with students 
who did not want him to log 
their hours because they felt 
that logging their service hours 
defeated the purpose of them 
doing community service. 

According to Fullmer, 
community service is not about 
the ones who work. It's about 
the ones who receive, and the 
difference that those who do 
service can make in their lives. 



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4 La Vie Collegienne October 2, 2013 



FEATURES 



Student author Marquis Bey 14 discusses 
college career, thoughts on writing 



Melissa Pavone '14 

Staff Writer 
Isaiah Luck' 14 

Contributing Writer 

A passion is an overwhelming 
desire to excel in a specific field or 
achieve a specific goal or dream. 
Some people can say that they 
found their passions early on in 
life, but Marquis Bey '14 is not 
everyone. 

"I grew up in Southwest 
Philadelphia and attended 
Academy Park High School. I have 
a love for reading and writing, but 
I actually never read my first book 
for fun until my senior year of high 
school/' he recalls. 

The 21 -year-old Bey is a triple 
major in Philosophy American 
Studies, and English. He has also 
participated in a number of research 
projects and presentations. Bey 
is a student employee in various 
positions throughout campus, and 
is currently a Teaching Assistant 
with Dr. Cathy Romagnolo, 
associate professor of English. 

Despite all of his academic 
accomplishments in the field of 
humanities, Bey did not originally 
plan to have three majors in the 
humanities. 

"I came in as a Biology major 
my first semester of freshman year. 
It was horrible; I hated it." says Bey. 
"Not to bash the bio majors, but 
that wasn't me at all." 

Every person has their niche, 
and Bey found his in writing. Bey 
credits the discovery of his love 
of English and even his personal 
growth from freshmen to senior 
year to Romagnolo. 

"It's all Cathy's fault," Bey says. 
"She is the catalyst [of] my huge 
dynamic change from freshman 
year until now. She has corrupted 
me in a good way. I had her FYS 
class, 'Man Up/ Act Like a Lady' 
freshman year and my mind was 
just blown. That is when I started 
hating the hard sciences and 
started really getting into gender, 
race, English, and writing. 

"When I write, or just generally 
when I think or am trying to 
articulate something, my hands 
start to essentially reach for words. 
I love words. I love language — it 
creates our reality — so I try to be as 




nuanced and precise as possible," 
Bey says, explaining his style of 
writing. 

When it comes to writing, Bey 
doesn't really have an intended 
audience. He can't pinpoint one 
particular audience for his works 
because for him, the audience is 
whoever enjoys literary fiction, 
literary books that are thought- 
provoking, and books that are 
unorthodox and nonconventional. 

The more he wrote, the more 
his love of writing grew. It grew so 
much that Bey ended up writing 
and self publishing two books. 

Love the S(k)in You re In is Bey's 
first publication. It was released on 
April 15 of this year. According the 
Amazon.com, "this little aphorism 
sluices from the mouths of those 
who mean to comfort and placate 
our insecurities. But what if 
your skin was the very thing that 
was branded as unlovable? This 
collection of poems and short 
stories examines and interrogates a 
skin that is both far from and close 
to easily being loved." 

Bey's second book, Incredibly 
True Tales of Make Believe People, 
was released earlier last month. 
Amazon.com summarizes the book 
as being about eight passengers, 
one "beastly van, going exactly 
where they plan to go - or 
precisely where they didn't think 
they would. A story of a man with 
a cross, a man in a suit, a woman 



who refuses to speak, a woman 
clutching a pocketbook, a gangster, 
a fag, a man with dreadlocks, and 
an elderly man journeying both 
forward to the destination set out 
for them, and backwards through 
the checkpoints of their past, all 
while telling tales that are both 
specious and obviously false; or 
neither. Comprised of flash fiction 
pieces that stand distinct yet weave 
together to form a cohesively 
dissonant story, Marquis Bey 
presents an unbridled meditation 
on the believability of self- authored 
stories, and implicitly interrogates 
matters of race and the act' of 
blackness." 

The following is a passage from 
Incredibly True Tales of Make Believe 
People, titled "Of a Certain Color": 

I cannot be of a color because my 
words are spent on important things. 
I do not waste talent and aptitude on 
non-universal ordeals. I am too good 
for that. I cannot be of a color because 
my diction is of a caliber that exceeds 
inferiority. The reality I construct 
through the lexicon of my speech 
looks perfect, so I cannot be of a color. 

I cannot be of a color because 
my doll-children are preferred; they 
possess more pulchritude than those 
revolting defects. I and my children 
are normal. So I cannot be of a color. 
I colored inside the lines as a youth, 
had high marks, and was an All- 
American in the truest sense. My skin. 



up in Philadelphia, so I have this 
Philly dialect, if you will, and 
blend that with a lot of my big 
words people often say I use. I feel 
like I incorporate that in my own 
writing." 

After graduation, Bey plans 
on going to graduate school. "I'm 
intending to go wherever I get 
accepted, honestly," Bey says. "I'm 
applying to top -tier programs 
in African-American Literature 
as well as Women/Gender/ 
Sexuality Studies. My top two 
choices are UPenn and PSU; my 
other choices are NYU, Cornell, 
Rutgers, Brown, UCal Berkeley, 
Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, 
Columbia, and Boston. Upon 
completing grad school I plan to 
teach, to be a scholar, to insert my 
alternative discourse into the fabric 
of knowledge at our disposal, and, 
of course, to write." 

Bey advises up and coming and 
new writers to "write what you 
want to read," a piece of advice he 
gained by reading Toni Morrison. 
"In that sense, you will love what 
you're writing and that will thrust 
novel The Brief Wondrous Life of you and drive you forward to finish 



my eyes, my hair, and my features 
were proportionate, and everyone 
studied my flawlessness. I cannot be 
of a color. 

My neighborhood, my heroes, 
and my god say I am to be seen as 
the paragon of Man; my life valued. 
The mirror, mirror on the wall said 
it herself: the fairest. I cannot be of 
a color or else none of this would be 
true. We are all told that I am not of a 
color so, of course, why would they lie? 

There are two major influences 
in the writing world that help 
propel Bey forward. These 
influences are the Pulitzer Prize- 
winning novelists Toni Morrison 
and Junot Diaz. 

"Toni Morrison, in my opinion, 
is hands down the greatest author 
ever. She is like a demigod to me," 
Bey says. "She has this reserve about 
her, but yet she's so unapologetic 
in what she says. It's backed by all 
this research and reflection and it's 
uncanny the way her mind works. 
She is number one, and number 
two, and number three for me." 

Of Junot Diaz, Bey says, "[His] 



Oscar Wao is a favorite of mine. 
The way he blends language, it's 
kind of slang, this very African- 
American vernacular. He blends 
that with very sophisticated 
language, which is very astounding 
to me because I feel that I speak 
in that manner oftentimes. I grew 



the book. It's simultaneously selfish 
and selfless. You are disseminating 
this thing for other people to feel 
what you we're feeling, but you're 
writing to feel something - because 
you feel something." 

M. PAVONE mlp002(3)lvc.edu 
I. LUCK isl001(S)lvc.edu 



La Vie Collegienne October 2, 2013 5 



ARTS t ENTERTAINMENT 

Tales ofXillia offers interesting story, good gameplay, stunning graphics 



Gregory Renner '15 

Staff Writer 

Tales of Xillia, a PlayStation 3 
exclusive^ was released August 6 th , 
2013 and is the thirteenth game 
in the Tales series, which also 
includes Tales ofEternia and Tales 
of Symphonia. The American 
release of the game coincides 
with the 15 th anniversary of the 
series. 

Tales of Xillia is a Japanese 
role-playing game centered in 
the land of Rieze Maxia, a land 
where the people use mentally- 
produced mana to channel spirits 
and shape the world around 
them. Referred to as "Spirit 
Arte/' these abilities compose 
the majority of the magic-heavy 
gameplay features within the 
game's combat systems. 

The central storyline of the 
game is the discovery of a military 
conspiracy involving spirits, 



which will endanger the world, 
by the game's two protagonists, 
Millia and Jude. 

The general gameplay for 
Tales of Xillia consists of two 
major fields: a field map and a 
battle screen. 

The field map is a realistically 
scaled 3D environment traversed 
by foot. While traveling on the 
field map, the player can view 
skits between the series' main 
characters that use animated 
character portraits as well as full 
voiceovers. These skits range 
from background information 
regarding a current part of 
the story to small asides and 
humorous conversation. The 
number of these skits can become 
overwhelming, though. While 
some are good to listen to, others 
can be skipped, and the game 
paces out these skits accordingly. 

The battle screen is a 3D 
representation of an area, in 



which the player commands the 
characters in battle against CPU- 
controlled enemies. 

Two unique elements of the 
combat system of this game are 
the ability to "link" with other 
members of your team to do 
more powerful attacks, which 
can involve flanking a single 
enemy and switching in new 
party members (out of the six 
characters) at any given point in 
battle. This second ability is very 
useful when fighting unknown 
enemies, because it allows for a 
quick change in team to better 
suit a situation. 

Jude, one of the game's 
protagonists, is a medical student 
in the capital city of Rashugal, 
Fennmont. Jude is the main male 
character of the story and travels 
with the main female character, 
Millia, early on in the game in 
order to fulfill Millia's mission. 
Jude's combat style is based on 



hand-to-hand martial arts, as 
supplemented by the close-up- 
and-personal style of his forms 
of arte. As a result, Jude develops 
as a character with high health 
and natural defense. Jude is the 
lowest healer in the game, but as 
one of the starting characters, he 
is very useful inside and outside 
of battle, where his artes can be 
used to heal the party. 

Millia, the second protagonist, 
is introduced as the Lord of 
Spirits. This moniker is enforced 
by her control over the Four 
Great Spirits, which no one has 
been able to summon in Rieze 
Maxia for twenty years. As 
the main female character, her 
mission is to protect humans 
and spirits alike. Her determined 
and unemotional personality 
is a reflection of her status as a 
great spirit, thus revealing her 
inhumanity. Millia's combat style 
changes from a heavy emphasis 



on the power of the Great Spirits 
at the very beginning to using 
lesser magic and swordplay after 
an initial loss of the spirits. While 
she does get the spirits back 
towards the end of the game, 
her method of combat remains 
focused on swordplay, with 
the ability to call in the Great 
Spirits when necessary. A lot 
of the lesser magic she learns is 
elemental magic, which is crucial 
in combat. 

Overall, this game is a must 
play for those who are fans of 
JRPG's. The game has stunning 
graphics, great gameplay, and a 
gripping storyline that will keep 
players engaged for hours. 



G. RENNER 



garOO 1 (3) lvc.edu 



Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. makes a strong companion to recent Marvel movies 



Erika Fisher '17 

Staff Writer 

The popularity of superhero 
films has exploded over the 
last decade, centering on the 
Marvel cinematic universe. This 
collection of movies, including 
the Iron Man trilogy, Captain 
America, Thor, and The Incredible 
Hulk) thematically combine to 
create one of the most financially 
and critical successful movies of 
all time, 2012's The Avengers. This 
popularity contributed to the 
creation of a spin-off television 
show that focuses on audience 
favorite Agent Phil Coulson (Clark 
Gregg). Also starring Ming-Na 
Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, 
Iain De Caestecker, and Elizabeth 
Henstridge, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 
premiered September 24. 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes 
place in the aftermath of The 
Avengers. In a world where 
superheroes and superpowers are 
common knowledge, Agent Phil 
Coulson, after being critically 
injured in the team-up film, 
gathers a team of special agents to 
fight against new threats coming 
out of the woodwork after the 
Battle of New York. 

Joss Whedon proves that 



he has not lost the ability to 
tell a compelling story on the 
small screen. Though their 
accents occasionally make 
their dialogue difficult to 
understand, the scientific duo of 
Simmons (Henstridge) and Fitz 
(Caestecker) bring an element 
of dorky comedy, while the 
sarcastic tendencies of Agents 
Coulson and Ward (Dalton) 
present even more opportunities 
for chuckles. Numerous pop- 
culture references assist the witty 
dialogue in reaching a wide variety 
of audiences. 

The fast-paced plot can be 
a bit much for fans new to the 
continuity of the Marvel universe. 
The events presented in the films 
are well-preserved here; references 
in dialogue and in plot throughout 
the show connect it well to the 
earlier films, most prominently 
Iron Man 3 and Captain America. 
This is a downfall for newcomers, 
who may miss the multitude of 
references to other adventures 
within the Marvel universe, 
resulting in a fundamental loss of 
value of the overall show. 

Credit must be given for 
undoubtedly cryptic references 
and foreshadows to larger plots, 
including a secret organization 



opposing S.H.I.E.L.D. and the 
mystery of Coulson's recovery. 
Dark pasts are referenced on the 
parts of three agents, which are 
almost guaranteed to be touched 
upon in future episodes. 

Whedon, who directed The 
Avengers, is an executive producer 
for the show, which guarantees 
exclusive jokes and references for 
fans, providing a fast laugh for 
loyal followers. Among the most 
amusing of Whedon's marks are 
the appearances of actors from 
other shows he has worked on — J. 
August Richards of Angel and Ron 
Glass, best known to Whedon fans 
as Shepherd Book from science- 
fiction cult classic Firefly, both 
make guest appearances. 

Overall, the show is a treat to 
fans of Marvel's cinematic empire, 
and a lure for those who have 
not yet seen the films. Whedon's 
legions of fans will enjoy it just as 
much, if not more. With only two 
episodes under its belt, Agents 
of S.H.I.E.L.D. has proved to 
be a dynamic and entertaining 
production and shows a great deal 
of entertainment potential. 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on 
Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC. 



E. FISHER 



emf004(3)lvc.edu 




6 La Vie Collegienne October 2, 2013 



Perspectives 



The Minor Things in Life: 

Finding Where You Stand in Our Tech-Heavy World 



Mallory Minor ' 1 5 

Staff Writer 

The days of passing notes in 
class are long gone. Why pass a 
note to someone when you can 
send them a text instead? 

I walk around campus in be- 
tween classes and all I see is 
students texting while walk- 
ing. Whether they're alone, with 
friends, in a big group, they're all 
on their phones. Very rarely do stu- 
dents put their phones away and 
notice what surrounds them. 

Technology has had such a 
widespread impact on our every- 
day lives that we don't even real- 
ize what is has done to our social 
norms. If you're like me, you didn't 
grow up with a cell phone. They are 
a relatively new invention that have 
reshaped our world in many ways. 

For instance, texting allows two 
or more people to constantly be in 
contact, regardless of where you 
are in the world. People who don't 



speak in person can now text each 
other and feel as if they've always 
known each other. 

This great influx of technol- 
ogy in our lives is affecting our 
ability to communicate. Several 
times, I've noticed people look 
down when they see people 
they know. They avoid eye con- 
tact because they aren't sure 
how to say a simple "hello." 

But cell phones allow more 
than just texting. Smartphones 
like the iPhone can support 
apps like Twitter, Tinder, and 
Omegle, which allow strangers 
to rate and interact with each 
other. 

For the fun of it, my room- 
mate and I decided to give Tin- 
der a try. The newest dating and 
rating app allows you to either 
"X" out of or accept a complete 
stranger. It offers some pictures and 
you rate them based on that. If you 
are matched with another person, 
you can chat with them in the app. 



It was amazing how many peo- 
ple I knew in real life on this app. 
Many LVC students were among 



tive? Probably not, but you could 
easily swipe your finger across the 
screen and begin chatting with 
someone on the same campus. 

Many older people ques- 
tion why apps like Tinder exist, 
when we can do the action in 
person. For instance, they ask, 
why are many people meeting 
online and establishing rela- 
tionships today in lieu of face- 
to-face interaction? 

Is digital technology truly 
ruining our society? Some will 
argue yes and some will argue 
no, but overall it depends on 
each person's familiarity with 
and attitudes towards digital 
technology. If you have good 
technology etiquette, then you 
will have no problem holding a 
conversation in person without 
Mallory Minor / La Vie breaking eye contact or show- 
my selections to rate. But the big- ing other technological bad habits, 
gest question is, would you walk Digital technology has other 
up to them in the cafeteria and tell benefits, though. It allows families 
them you thought they were attrac- to communicate from long dis- 




tances, and it allows communica- 
tion between anyone, anywhere. 
As digital technologies are advanc- 
ing each day, they may have many 
more capabilities by the time we 
have children. 

Digital technology is what you 
make of it. As a parent, if you allow 
your toddler to have an iPad, they 
will learn at a very young age how 
"easy" life is in the digital age. But 
if you make them play with actual 
toys and kids their age, you will find 
that their development will be dif- 
ferent than that of children who are 
more exposed to digital technol- 
ogy. It is all about lifestyle prefer- 
ence, and whether or not you want 
your life to be controlled by or rela- 
tively devoid of current and future 
digital technologies. 



M. MINOR 



mamO 1 1 (S)lvc.edu 




Valley s Voices: 

Does LVC Need Alcohol Awareness Week? 



I 



Compiled by Gregory Rentier 'IS 
gar00l@lvc.edu 

To some students, Alcohol Awareness Week seems like an annoyance, whereas to others it is considered very important. The purpose of Alcohol Awareness Week is to get 
people to discuss the effects that alcohol has on the body and the consequences of alcohol abuse. 

La Vie asked five students the question: What are your thoughts on Alcohol Awareness Week? 




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Colin Catherman '15 

Biology Major 



"I think its a good cause. It is 
important to inform the student 
Dody about the different effects 
alcohol can have on the body. 
This is important because many 
students are unaware of the dev- 
astating effects alcohol can have." 



Alexander Conrad '15 

Chemistry Major 

"I feel it is a good thought; 
however, it is too late to correct 
those wrongs. People will decide 
[to drink or not] regardless of the 
information you put in front of 
them. That is just the way it is." 



William DeKeizer 16 

Music Recording 
Technology Major 
"After a year of living on cam- 
pus, I've noticed that there is not 
a huge problem with drinking. 
Since Annville is not near any- 
thing, no one generally has any 
motivation to drive somewhere 
drunk. Some people do have a 
problem with overdrinking and 
I believe that they should be re- 
viewed and help students to un- 
derstand what overdrinking does 
to you." 



Keifer Kemmerly ' 14 

Music and English Majors 

"Students are quite aware of 
alcohol. I don't think they need a 
week dedicated to the cause." 



Clarissa Shoffler '16 

Chemistry Major 

"Alcohol Awareness Week is an 
extremely important event. Edu- 
cating students about the dangers 
associated with excessive drink- 
ing or underage drinking can po- 
tentially improve campus life and 
help us secure a healthier, more 
successful future." 



SCHEDULE 

Wednesday, 10/2 

Women's Volleyball 
vs Elizabethtown College 
7 p.m. 

Thursday, 10/3 

Men's Golf 
at Elizabethtown Invitational 
12 p.m. 

Friday, 10/4 

Men's Ice Hockey 
vs Rutgers University 
7 p.m. 

Saturday, 10/5 

Football 
at Wilkes University 
1 p.m. 

For more results, visit 
GoDutchmen.com 



La Vie Cqllegienne October 2, 2013 7 



SPORTS 



Garth Stefan Proves to be Deciding Factor in 
Overtime Win over DeSales 




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Greta Weidemoyer 
Volleyball 




Weidemoyer totaled double digit 
kills in three of five matches, 
including 12 against Kean and 10 
against Goucher. She currently leads 
the team in kills (190) and blocks 
(33). 



Austin Hartman 
Football 



In the football team's blowout win 
over FDU-Florham, the sophomore 
running back scored four rushing 
touchdowns on 130 yards, averaging 
7.6 yards per carry. Hartman and 
teammate Brendan Irving join four 
others among players who have 
scored fourTDs in a game. 



Will face defending National Champs, Messiah, on Saturday 



Cody Manmiller ' 1 6 

Staff Writer 

This week ; the Lebanon Valley 
College mens soccer team had two 
crucial away matches before kicking 
off conference play next week. 

On Wednesday it was a 
disappointing performance when 
Misericordia took the victory 2-0. 
The Dutchmen bounced back to 
take a big 1-0 win at DeSales in 
front of a rowdy homecoming 
crowd. 

Misericordia proved to be too 
much for LVC as the Valley just 
could not find the back of the net 
when they had the chances to. 

With 10 minutes before the first 
half came to a close, Misericordia 
scored when the ball was collected 
and shot by George Stock after it 
was bouncing around the penalty 
area. Then, just five minutes after 
halftime, they struck again when a 
rebound popped out to a waiting 
Misericordia attacker. 

Lebanon Valley put the pressure 
on after being down the two 
goals but just could not find the 
firepower to put anything away 
James Clements made nine saves 




OVERTIME WIN Garth Stefan came up big again for LVC, deceiding the win over DeSales with an 0T goal. 



for Lebanon Valley. 

The weekend was a different 
story for the Valley A rowdy crowd 
came out for DeSales' homecoming 
hoping to see a victory. 

Lebanon Valley took it to 
DeSales for most of the game, 
outshooting the Bulldogs 22-8. Just 
one of DeSales shots was on target. 
Despite the lopsided affair, LVC 



was unable to get a goal before the 
end of regulation. 

Six minutes into the first 
overtime, however, the celebration 
began. Garth Stefan received a 
cross from Joe Gallagher, cut to 
the baseline and rocketed a shot 
just under the crossbar and into the 
roof of the net. It was Stefan s third 
goal of the season but his most 



important. The victory improved 
Lebanon Valley s record to 6-2-2. 

Conference play will begin 
Saturday when LVC travels to 
Messiah to take on the defending 
National Champions. 



C. MANMILLER 



cdm002(o)lvc.edu 



Field Hockey Back on Track by Form of Upset 



Dan Callahan 9 14 

Sports Editor 

Sometimes, a couple losses for 
a team will allow them to recoup 
and restructure their game plan. 

For the Valleys field hockey 
team, two shutout loses set up 
for a 3-0 upset-victory over the 
16th ranked team in the nation 
Lynchburg on Sunday. 

Three different Dutchmen 
scored goals, and a great 
performance by an indestructible 
defense kept the Hornets off the 
scoreboard to seal the win. 

The sophomore class is given 
much credit for the start they 
brought their team out to, which 
carried over a lot of needed 
momentum. Just over a minute 
into the game, Kelsey Heck '16 
put the Valley on the board with a 
goal assisted by classmate Lyndee 



Sheaffer. Then, about 20 minutes 
later, Molly Van Leuvan hit the 
teams second goal off another 
Sheaffer assist. 

For Heck and Van Leuvan, it 
was first career goals for both. 

LVC goalie Chloe Baro '14 
had a huge game for the winning 
Dutchmen, who had 10 saves 
when it was all over. She stepped 
up big time in the second half when 
Lynchburg tried capitalizing off 12 
penalty corners, and collecting five 
saves. 

Van Leuvan set up a pretty assist 
for a Laura James '14 insurance 
goal with just 1 :49 left in the game. 

The team will look to 
continue the success at Stevenson 
on Saturday, Oct. 5 for a 
Commonwealth Conference 
matchup. 




D. CALLAHAN 



dpc001(o)lvc.edu 



UPSET CITY Molly Van Leuvan had a goal and assist in their upset win. 



SPORTS 




Stefan comes up big f T-w-d^ ) Field Hockey Upsets 

for Men's Soccer, again p. 7 \^~%r^s # 16 Lynchburg p. 7 



LVC Runs All Over FDU 

A blowout 6S-21 victory for the Valley brings their record up to 3-1 




RUNNING TO VICTORY Sophomore Austin Hartman, above, ran for 130 yards and four scores in the big win over FDU-Florham on Saturday. 



Dan Callahan '14 

Sports Editor 

The weather was warm on 
Saturday in Annville, but LVC s 
offense on the football field was 
far more scorching than the 
weather. 

In the teams 65-21 blowout 
of the visiting Devils of FDU- 
Florham; 283 rushing yards 
and 503 yards of total offense 
allowed for the enormous 
margin of victory for the now 
3-1 Dutchmen. It was their 
highest point total since 1924, 
and 10th straight win against 
the Devils. 

This was a game for the 
statistic and record books, 
with huge numbers being put 



all around; offensively and 
defensively. 

Austin Hartman '16 and 
Brendan Irving '17 both tied the 
school record for touchdowns in 
a game, with each scoring four. 
Of course each of those players 
had over 100 rushing yards each 
as well. 

On top of huge rushing games 
from Hartman and Irving, 
starting QB Brian Murphy '15 
tossed the ball for 201 yards, 
completing 11 of 19 passes. On 
the other side of the ball, Bryan 
Ek returned an interception 
75-yards for a touchdown, 
which was recently named the 
MAC Play of the Week. 

Kicker Sean Fakete made 
another career milestone and 



spot in the record book, with 
a single-game record of eight 
extra points. 

This game was out of reach 
from FDU since the first half, 
as the Valley put up 44 points 
and looked like they were in no 
mood for stopping. 

Hartman scored three of his 
touchdowns by the beginning of 
the second quarter. Following 
his third score, Matt Richmond 
'16 returned the ensuing kickoff 
for 51 yards, which in turn setup 
yet another score. All of these 
16 points were put on the board 
in a two-minute span. 

Not only was the offense 
looking spectacular Saturday 
afternoon, but the always tough 
LVC defense was pretty much 



unbreakable for the majority of 
the game. 

The defensive squad did 
not allow even one first down 
throughout the first quarter, and 
just 15 yards as well. Though 
FDU had 326 yards to finish the 
game, they were no match for 
the high-strung LVC offense. 
Kevin Antol led the Dutchmen 
defense with six tackles. 

Now that the Valley is back 
in the race for the MAC in the 
middle of the standings, it will 
make for an interesting matchup 
for their return to Arnold 
Field on Oktoberfest Weekend 
against Lycoming, starting at 1 
p.m. 



D. CALLAHAN 



dpc001(o)lvc.edu 



Women's Soccer 
drops to 
Haverford, 
beats Kings 

Cody Manmiller ' 1 6 

Staff Writer 

The Lebanon Valley College 
women's soccer team lost their 
first game after going five games 
without one. 

LVC played their fourth 
home game in a row on 
Wednesday when they hosted 
Haverford College. Haverford 
took the early lead just five 
minutes into the game and led 
by 1-0 at the halftime break. 

In the second half, the Valley 
was looking for the game-tying 
goal and finally received it 15 
minutes in. Amanda Douglass 
beat a defender after receiving 
the pass from Sammy Bost and 
calmly knocked the ball in the 
back of the net. 

The goal was Douglass' 
third of the season and left the 
Dutchmen wanting more. But 
they couldn't quite get it. 

Haverford scored the third 
and final goal with less than 15 
minutes left in the game. LVC 
put more shots on goal (5) than 
Haverford was able to manage 
(3). 

On Saturday, the result never 
seemed to be in question in a 
4-0 win over King's as the Valley 
rifled 23 total shots compared to 
Kings' seven. Sarah Dowhower 
and Sammy Bost scored the 
two first-half goals to pull away 
before Heather Tran and Lindi 
Crist added two more just four 
minutes apart in the second 
half. 

In the only game this week, 
LVC travels to Messiah on 
Thursday. 



C. MANMILLER cdm002(o)lvc.edu